Brown spots often referred to as age spots, liver spots, or solar lentigines, generally affect people over the age of 50, and are most often caused by exposure to the sun. They are typically small in size, and unlike freckles, do not naturally fade when protected from direct sunlight.

In most cases age spots can be a sign of pre-cancerous or cancerous spots, they should be assessed by a certified Dermatologist.

At YourDerm.ca we help patients remove or lighten brown spots using a variety of laser technologies. The laser treatments are excellent options to even out skin tone and skin texture, fine lines and improves collagen synthesis. In addition, our Laser Specialist is trained to identify suspect spots and immediately have Dr. Alanen perform a pre-cancer assessment.

Am I A Good Candidate For Age Spot or Hyperpigmentation Therapy?


Anyone who has the appearance of light brown to black spots appearing on the face, hands, arms, back and other areas of the body which have been exposed to the sun or other ultra-violet rays can be a candidate for one of our hyperpigmentation or age spot therapies.

Although hyperpigmentation is most prominent in individuals over 40, it can be present in people of all ages.

Additionally, it is advisable to have any suspect skin issue assessed by a member of our highly trained specialists who will in turn involve Dr. Alanen if required.

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What Is Hyperpigmentation?


Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition which is recognized by uneven or blotchy patches on the skin. It is caused by an excessive amount of overstimulation of melanin, or skin pigment, being produced which frequently appear on the face, back of the hands, shoulders, and other parts of the body that are subject to sun exposure. Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by hormonal fluctuations, the natural aging process, traumatic skin injuries, or inflammation.

Age spots, which are also referred to as sun spots, liver spots (melasma), are a form of hyperpigmentation which are light brown to black in color, and generally affect individuals over 40 years of age.

Additionally, melasma, also referred to as chloasma is another form of hyperpigmentation, which can appear in men, but generally affects women. It is most common in women during and after pregnancy and is related to changing hormone levels.

Treatment Options

There are a number of ways to treat hyperpigmentation and age spots including topical creams, chemical peels, light or laser therapy, or a combination of these methods.

See below for more information about our highly successful treatments.

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LimeLight Laser


LimeLight Laser is a painless, non-surgical, and non-invasive treatment which uses Intense Laser Light (IPL) technology, to drastically reduce brown spots, redness, and improve skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.

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Here’s What Our Patients Are Saying…

“For years, I feared going into the sun because huge, blotchy patches would appear on my hands and face. It was so embarrassing that I did not look forward to summer at all. After meeting with Ildiko at Derm.ca she was confident that the patches could be removed with one of her laser procedures – and she was right! I highly recommend Ildiko and the team at Derm.ca.
-Kelly P.

Schedule A Complimentary Consultation


If you have light and dark patches on your face, hands, arms, back, or any other area of your body, it’stime to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our medically trained skin experts. We will undergo a full analysis of your skin condition and create a comprehensive treatment plan specifically for you. Dr. Alanen is readily available to provide his expertise should we identify a suspect skin issue.

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